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      I have the craziest tan lines and every time I see them in the mirror, it reminds me of the fun I have had in the sun, in the water, under the water with my camera! Its really a joy to shoot sessions like this. I have a few paid underwater sessions on the books this year based on the few underwater photography sessions I did last year. This really feeds my creativity and they are really loads of fun….getting paid to do them is cool too.  It really helps me to develop more meaningful images. Anticipation is huge with underwater photography. When will the subject cross your frame where you think it will be best composed? Lighting is a really big deal with underwater photography. The light travels much differently under the surface. I can go from shooting a tiny aperture to shooting wide open just feet from each other based on the depth of the water.

      This year we are starting swim lessons with our son, Sam and the thought of seeing his excited face and giggle underwater, was too enticing to miss. I called up to the school and asked if it would be alright if I stopped in and shot some during his session. I brought my snorkel and mask and underwater housing and watched the kids faces light up as I was introduced as “Mama Fish Karp” – I kind of like that name. I stayed for 2 more after to see how fun it was. So, ever wonder what these angel’s faces look like when they are underwater? Take a peek and welcome to how I see swim lessons.

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      Diana “Gramma" Ward

      It is so exciting to see your creations!! The shots are fabulous. I would have loved to have pictures of you and Adam underwater when you were small and just learning to swim. That would have been not only precious to me, but also quite priceless. I’m so proud of you and your imagination. Love you, Mom